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To Profit or Not to Profit

To Profit or Not to Profit
The Commercial Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector

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Burton A. Weisbrod, Howard P. Tuckman, Richard Steinberg, Joseph J. Cordes, Lewis M. Segal, John H. Goddeeris, Burton A. Weisbrod, Frank A. Sloan, Walter W. Powell, Jason Owen-Smith, Dennis R. Young, Louis Cain, Dennis Meritt, Jr, Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Toepler, Craig L. LaMay, Estelle James
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  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521785068
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  • Nonprofit organizations are changing dramatically in the ways they are financed. They are becoming increasingly commercial, operating more like private firms. Far more is involved than the generation of revenue. As donations decline in importance and user fees and money-raising ancillary activities come to dominate, they bring side-effects on the social missions that justify public support. This book examines these little-recognized relationships for the overall nonprofit charitable sector and then focuses on each of six industries; important differences are found among hospitals, universities, social service providers, zoos, museums, and public broadcasting.

    • First examination of the linkage between the achievement of nonprofits' social goals and the methods by which they are financed
    • Editor Weisbrod is author of landmark study of the US non-profit economy, published by Harvard in 1988
    • Contributors include nationally known scholars, such as B. Weisbrod, W. James. J. Goddeeris, H. Tuckman, J. Cordes, and L. Segal
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    "Perhaps the most disturbing current policy issue posed by the substantial nonprofit sector of the economy is the growing tendency of such enterprises to rely on self-financing through sale of their services more than on philanthropic support. Such commercialization, it is suspected, can distort their mission and undermine the arguments for tax exemption and other privileges. This very valuable book provides the data that both laymen and specialists need to evaluate the issues effectively." William J. Baumol, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, NYU

    "Nonprofits are increasingly becoming competitors and collaborators with private firms and government agencies. In this useful book Burton Weisbrod has brought together important original research that helps us define and understand these important new relationships." Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale Law School

    "...a book with a coherence and consistency of approach rare in edited collections." Margaret Harris, The Times Higher

    "Few scholars have contributed more to our understanding of nonprofits over a longer period of time than Burt Weisbrod." Philanthropy Monthly

    "...a timely and rich asset. Weisbrod has done a great service to the nonprofit sector through this work." Russell A. Cargo, George Mason University

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    25th May 2017 by Pokilo

    good, it's clear and readable, and i want more information about to profit or not to profit..

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521785068
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 33 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. The nonprofit mission and its financing: growing links between nonprofits and the rest of the economy Burton A. Weisbrod
    Part I. Basic Issues and Perspective:
    2. Competition, commercialization, and the evolution of nonprofit organizational structures Howard P. Tuckman
    3. Modeling the nonprofit organization as a multi-product firm: a framework for choice Burton A. Weisbrod
    4. Pricing and rationing nonprofit organizations with distributional objectives Richard Steinberg and Burton A. Weisbrod
    5. Differential taxation of nonprofits and the commercialization of nonprofit revenues Joseph J. Cordes and Burton A. Weisbrod
    6. Interdependence of commercial and donative revenues Lewis M. Segal and Burton A. Weisbrod
    7. Conversion from nonprofit to for-profit legal status: why does it happen and should anyone care? John H. Goddeeris and Burton A. Weisbrod
    Part II. Industry Studies:
    8. Commercialism in nonprofit hospitals Frank A. Sloan
    9. Universities as creators and retailers of intellectual property: life sciences research and economic development Walter W. Powell and Jason Owen-Smith
    10. Commercialism in nonprofit social service associations: its character, significance, and rationale Dennis R. Young
    11. Zoos and aquariums Louis Cain and Dennis Meritt, Jr
    12. Commerce and the muse: are art museums becoming commercial? Helmut K. Anheier and Stefan Toepler
    13. The funding perils of the corporation for public broadcasting Craig L. LaMay and Burton A. Weisbrod
    Part III. Concluding Remarks:
    14. Commercialism among nonprofits: objectives, opportunities and constraints Estelle James
    15. Conclusions and public policy issues: commercialism and the road ahead Burton A. Weisbrod
    References.

  • Editor

    Burton A. Weisbrod, Northwestern University, Illinois

    Foreword

    Kenneth J. Arrow

    Contributors

    Burton A. Weisbrod, Howard P. Tuckman, Richard Steinberg, Joseph J. Cordes, Lewis M. Segal, John H. Goddeeris, Burton A. Weisbrod, Frank A. Sloan, Walter W. Powell, Jason Owen-Smith, Dennis R. Young, Louis Cain, Dennis Meritt, Jr, Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Toepler, Craig L. LaMay, Estelle James

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